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The Brooklyn Museum has amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. Its vast holdings range from the ancient to the contemporary and encompass virtually all the world's principal cultures, reflecting the institution's long history of acquiring Western and non-Western art.

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Dec 18, 2017 James Frothingham
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Nov 4, 2017 John J. Audubon
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Jan 23, 2017 James Tissot
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Nov 22, 2015 William Glackens
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Is this a modern Eve about to take a bite of the apple? William Glackens certainly counted on his viewers to make that association. Moreover, he offered a fresh American update on the subject of the nude studio model, paraphrasing one of France's most famous paintings, Edouard Manet's Olympia. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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Aug 31, 2015 Gilbert Stuart
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Gilbert Stuart portrayed George Washington several times in this stately, full-length portrait format known as the Grand Manner, initially reserved for royalty. In this case, he used European models for the setting and figure, and then adapted the iconography for an American subject. Standing in the classical pose of an orator (with arm extended), Washington appears in formal civilian clothing, but holds a sword that recalls his military achievements and suggests the might of his presidency....
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Aug 24, 2015 Muhammad Rafi`
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Jul 13, 2015 Edward Hicks
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From about 1820, the self-taught artist and Quaker preacher Edward Hicks painted approximately sixty versions of The Peaceable Kingdom in an effort to reconcile his artistic vocation with his ardent faith. The subject is based on verses from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah that describe an Edenic world in which predatory animals (a leopard, lion, and bear) coexist in harmony with meeker creatures (a lamb, kid, and calf) and children. In the background, the earthly realization of this prophecy...
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Dec 6, 2012 Yi Chong
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The sixteenth-century ink-wash painting, a type rarely found outside Korean collections, uses strong, deliberate brushwork to convey ideas of space and perspective. Yi Chong, a Buddhist monk who came from a renowned family of artists, was a respected court painted during his short life. His work was heavily influenced by the Chinese tradition of the scholar-artist. The style of this painting invokes the Zhe School of Ming dynasty China, and the subject alludes to a poem by the Chinese poet Li...
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Dec 8, 2011 Charles Willson Peale
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The wife of a wealthy Continental army officer and the mother of eleven children, Mrs. David Forman was portrayed by Charles Willson Peale in an interior that was meant to suggest the elegance and bounty of her domestic life. Peale was one of the rare American colonial artists to include paintings in his portrait interiors. The presence of the landscape hanging behind Ann Forman signaled the cultured life of the Forman household, and the gently idealized curves of its composition offered a...
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- Frederick W. Kost
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- Korinsai
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- William Sidney Mount
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- Homer Dodge Martin
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Jesus further shows his acceptance of those rejected by society by inviting Matthew—a publican, or toll collector—into his ministry, as he passes his booth. Not only were these tax collectors considered unscrupulous, but they were also particularly loathed by devout Jews for their status as representatives of the ruling Romans. Tissot has included camels and the hint of a wide-arched gate to underscore Matthew’s location at a geographical (and perhaps, spiritual) crossroads, as well as...
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- James Tissot
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- Constantin Guys
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- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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- Martin Johnson Heade
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- Philipp Otto Runge
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- Honoré Daumier
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- Riza `Abbasi
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- Robert Loftin Newman
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- Winslow Homer
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Susan has recently learned that her fiancé, Tom Collinson, is returning to claim her as his bride. Sadly, she reads a letter from her true love, George Blake, in which he entreats her for one final meeting before she marries. The novel ends happily, however, with Portia and Josselin married and wealthy, and Susan and George destined to be together because Collinson’s shady past is revealed. Of the five illustrations Homer produced for this novel, only this one approaches his work in oils in...
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- Jules Dupré
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- Lilian Haines Crittenden
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- Thomas Pollack Anshutz
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- Claggett Wilson
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- James Tissot
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- Hablot Knight (Phiz) Browne
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- Owen Cullen Yates
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- Louis Paul Dessar
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- John Henry Twachtman
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In this particularly successful pastel, Twachtman allowed the gray paper to play an assertive role in a Whistlerian fashion. He anchored the composition with some limited outlines of rocks and trees, and otherwise described the open landscape with carefully placed but slightly brusque touches of pastel. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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- Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
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- Albert Pinkham Ryder
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Albert Pinkham Ryder was regarded as a visionary and experimental painter among Centennial-era artists. He often addressed the there of human destiny, as played out In literature or the Bible but he rendered his subjects with highly simplified or expressively exaggerated forms and densely textured surfaces that challenged the visual expectations of his audience. Ryder based this seascape on a poem by the Englishman Robert Southey that recounted the ocean voyage of a medieval king to the New...
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- John Henry Hill
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In this work by John Henry Hill, the son of the prominent American Pre-Rraphaelite painter John William Hill, the slender shape and azure color of the uncommon gentian wildflower is contrasted with the brilliant red leaves of the Virginia creeper beside it. Both plants are shown growing against a background of dry brown grasses—a characteristically Ruskinian presentation that departed from traditional indoor still-life arrangements. Object metadata can change over time, please check the...
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- Boris Israelevich Anisfeld
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- Marguerite Thompson Zorach; William Zorach
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- D. Coppola
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- Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña
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For Diaz, like so many of the Barbizon painters, the Fontainebleau Forest outside of Paris proved a constant source of inspiration. In these two paintings, the painter adopts a similar compositional strategy, using large trees to frame a body of water or a clearing at the center of his scene. Diaz plays with the patterns of light and shadow created by sunlight filtering through the leaves onto the forest floor. He uses thick, black strokes to define the contours of the trees, as is particularly...
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- Indian
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- James Tissot
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- Italian School
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- Palmer Cox
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- James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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James McNeill Whistler credited Japanese art with having a profound impact on his own artistic activities, which included painting, printmaking, and interior decoration. Indeed, the Japanese cultivation of beauty in all aspects of material life informed his own "art for art's sake" philosophy. This sensibility led Whistler to shift from naturalistic representation in his pictures toward more abstract, evocative arrangements of color and form in the late 1860s. In this image of...
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- Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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- Vasili Vereshchagin
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- Flemish
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Created for use as calling cards, place cards, or menu cards, these charming items indicate how the "Japan craze" permeated all facets of artistic production. Grant La Farge's familiarity with Japanese motifs (such as Mount Fuji, chrysanthemums, and bamboo shoots) undoubtedly came from his family. His father, the artist John La Farge, embraced Japanese aesthetics in his own work and also collected and published widely on Japanese art; Grant La Farge's mother, Margaret, was the...
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